March 23rd, 2018
When Your Heart BleedsWords Are Born
This is what happens to me when I listen to music. My heart bleeds. Funny I say that, right? But with every song, every lyric, I become consumed by it. I feel the lyrics wrap themselves around me and literally suck the life out of me. When it ends a whoosh of breath releases from me. Every. Single. Time.
The moment I sit down in my chair the music is on. Most of the time I turn on a playlist for whatever book I am writing. This helps my words come to life. I find songs that relate to what is happening in my books and I listen to them. I take in the lyrics. Then I feel the heartbreak. Lets face it, I like to write heartbreak. So in order to make that the best I can, I need to put myself in it. If that makes sense. Now, I don't write the lyrics as my own, obviously. I just listen and make a story out of that.
Lets take The Sacred Truth for instance. When I was writing this book I searched high and low for new artists. I had a story to tell and I needed the song. I finally found it with an up and coming artist by the name of Carter Winter. When I heard this lyrical genius I fell in love. Hard.
Some Kind of Fire is the song that is both my Nolan and Jenna.Every time I hear it now I get a teensy bit emotional.
Even when I'm not writing this happens. I often tell people I speak through music. Sending my husband and my mom songs that make me think of them. Or when the bad times fall and I need to express myself. It allows me to get through the bad times. It gives me the excuse I need to vent, to cry.
This is what music does for me.
From when I was a little girl, I've always depended on it. So it's not crazy off the wall that it shows up in my writing.
What does music do for you?
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